Project Grants

The Project Grant Program provides financial support to Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County not-for-profit organizations and individual artists for Project Based Arts Programming. Grants are awarded up to $6,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Community Participation and Arts-In-Schools.

Applications are available in June, with deadlines beginning in August for projects occurring in the upcoming calendar year.

For most current guidelines and deadlines, please visit

The following tutorials will provide an overview of the Project Grant program and application process.



A project is a specific art presentation, exhibit or creation of work that is fully executed within a specified timeline and contains a public component. A project possesses artistic quality, imaginative scope and vision, and is fully executed within a specified timeline. RACC offers funding for Project Grants in the following three categories:

Artistic Focus ~ project grants that demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation, creativity in programming and artist selection, and demonstrated ability by the artist or organization.

Community Participation ~ project grants that support cultural and arts programs and services that involve direct community participation. The project should impact a variety of citizens in the RACC service area by helping to provide them with a greater sense of self, family, community and place.

Arts-In-Schools (K-12) ~ project grants that encourage and enable members of the professional arts community to work in schools and create arts-rich learning environments. In an effort to better accomodate the needs of the education community, the availability of Project Grant Arts-In-Schools applications will coincide with the beginning of the school year.

Staff to Contact

Helen Daltoso
Grants Officer
Ingrid Carlson
Grants Officer